FORMER player Ashley Beck has returned to Sixways to join the coaching set-up at Worcester Warriors Women.

Beck joins the club as Attack Coach for the 2023/24 season and will join the group immediately for pre-season.

The former Worcester Warriors men’s centre boasts an impressive career including stints with Merthyr RFC and the Ospreys as well as his time at Sixways.

Beck’s career as a player began with a debut in the Welsh Premiership at the tender age of 17, where he quickly rose through the ranks to secure a place in the Ospreys’ senior squad. Despite experiencing several injuries throughout his professional life, Beck’s passion for the sport remains.

On an international level, Beck's prowess shone through as he donned the Welsh jersey, representing his country at both Under 20s and senior level, where he scored two tries during seven appearances for the Wales team.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be stepping into this new role with the Warriors Women's team," said Beck.

"As a former Worcester Warriors player, the spirit of this club and its ethos are close to my heart. Our current endeavour to create an independent, elite women's professional rugby team speaks volumes about our commitment to the game and its future.

"We are on the cusp of an extraordinary era in women's rugby, especially with the upcoming Rugby World Cup on UK soil in 2025. I'm looking forward to pouring my heart and soul into this team, sharing my knowledge and helping this incredible group of athletes conquer new milestones."